As Dum Dum Dugan, Neal McDonough had a minor but important role in "Captain America: The First Avenger." All he really had to do was stand around cracking wise and looking tough, a part he played to its fullest. "Captain America" ended with Steve Rogers waking up in the present day, so most moviegoers probably figured we wouldn't see Dugan again, as he was previously seen in 1945. But this being the Marvel Universe, it would appear that Dugan may have gotten himself jacked up on all sorts of anti-aging nanomachines that allowed him to survive to see the likes of Justin Bieber and Taco Bell.
Talking to IMDB, McDonough discussed the possibilities for appearances in a "Captain America 2," as well as the long-rumored "Nick Fury" movie.
"Yeah, they’re planning (to go into production for) 'Captain America 2' for the end of this year, because Marvel does one film at a time," he said. "So they’re going to do 'Thor 2' and as soon as 'Thor' has wrapped, they’ll do 'Cap 2.' Hopefully right after that, we’ll jump into 'Nick Fury' because that’s the one I’m looking forward to more than anything."
Why? "Because it’ll be me and Sam Jackson."
It's that last tidbit we care about, because a Nick Fury solo outing would be oh-so cool even if it's overkill on the Marvel movies. McDonough is right to be excited about such a thing, and his idea for the movie is even better.
"And I just pray that they have a 1970s setting, because I want to see Sam Jackson with lambchops kicking people’s asses for Marvel universe," he said. "It would just be awesome. And to work with Sam would be a treat. We’ve become friendly over the years."
Awesome, indeed. There's no word on a timetable for any of this, but if you close your eyes, they'll be here soon enough. Stay tuned!
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